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Westport awarded development contract to adapt LNG HPDI™ fuel system for Euro VII vehicles

20 December 2023

Westport Fuel Systems announced that it has been awarded a development program by a global heavy truck manufacturer to adapt its Next Generation LNG HPDI™ fuel system to meet the Euro VII emission requirements for heavy-duty vehicles. The value of the development program, estimated to be USD$33 million, will be funded by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Work on the program is already underway with a targeted launch of the new LNG and liquefied biomethane fueled product within a few years, Westport said in a press release.

While the name of the OEM has not been disclosed, the wording of the press release strongly suggests it is the Volvo Group. Volvo has been using the Westport HPDI fuel system in their Euro VI compliant FH LNG and FM LNG trucks with 13 L engines, which went on sale in 2018. In July 2023, the two companies signed a letter of intent to further advance the HPDI fuel system.

Westport’s Next Generation HPDI fuel system for Euro VII applications will introduce the following new features:

“This new program exemplifies our longstanding relationship with the OEM, emphasizing our shared vision of creating sustainable transport solutions around the world,” said Anders Johansson, vice president of Heavy-Duty OEM for Westport Fuel Systems.

Source: Westport